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disease. dr. jon lapook has more. >> reporter: worrisome news for the more than 7 million americans who have taken chantix. a new analysis links the pill to a 72% increase in the risk of heart problems. >> it is causing the same problems that we are trying to prevent, that's why it's not working. we need to prevent cardio disease among smokers, not increase. >> reporter: the rebuke combines 14 studies involving more than 8,000 patients. while a 72% increased risk sounds alarming, the companion editorial titles, is it a heartbreaker? notes that cardiovascular problems including chest pain, heart attack and stroke are still rare. occurring in only about 1% of patients taking chantix. the drugmaker pfizer questions the way the analysis was conducted. dr. gail caldwell is vice president of medical affairs for pfizer. >> we will continue to do a more in-depth look as the fda is asking us to do but to date we have not seen evidence of important risks to the heart health of patients. >> reporter: in mid june the fda warned chantix might be linked to a small increase in heart problems if smoker
're not going to cut defense spending stance. other candidates, ron paul, jon huntsman are for shrinking the budget. it's about 5%. at the ends of the clinton era it was 3. i think there's tremendous appetite in both parties to lower defense spending. what will republicans offer to democrats in return for getting entitlement reform and they don't want to raise taxes. they might office defense cuts. >> south carolina senator senator graham can't imagine a republican running to the left of president obama on defense policies. but i think it's really hard to see what is the emerging worldview coming from this sets of republicans but they've been freed by the fact there's a democrat in the white house to be critical of military engagements but haven't defined where they would get involved and what they would do without that. >> what do you think? >> two prisms. one is operational. draw down afghanistan and the war in iraq. that saves money. the other one is repetitive systems. the f35, there was a dual engine, in the projects 15, 20 years. it was killed in the 2011 budget deal. john boehner
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